The SDN Switch is controlled by the SDN controller, a software service running on the SDN control node. The communication protocol is OpenFlow 1.x. The installed software is OpenDaylight.
The SDN switch is configured to have on its ports 1 (10.1.3.0/24) and 2 (10.1.4.0/24) one SDN controller attached (currently port 2 is free/unused). Before installing OpenDaylight, the network must between the Switch and the SDN control node must be established (e.g. PINGs possible).
Install and run OpenDaylight
On the SDN Control Node:
Download the zip-archive of the version "Hydrogen Virtualization" from http://www.opendaylight.org/software/downloads
Unzip, navigate into the directory
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./run.sh -virt ovsdb -start
Access and control OpenDaylight
After running the script, various commands are possible to explore the virtual networking. Beside that, the web dashboard is available on port 8080 (see ssh tunneling).